Information Technology

The Non-Credit Computer Education Department delivers basic and advanced technology training so you can learn a new skill or earn an industry-recognized credential to level up to your next job. 

Many non-degree IT courses align with Wake Tech’s IT degree programs, which means you can take certain “non-degree” course and still earn college credits for that course, if you enroll in a qualifying degree program.

  • Accounting Technology
  • CompTIA, Cisco, Cybersecurity, Open Technologies
  • Database Administration
  • Drafting and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Office Technology
  • Professional Skills Development (1 to 3-day classes)
  • Software Programming
  • Web Design and Development

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Network Technician
Name
NET-3100O2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills for employment-readiness or those who want to successfully prepare for the relevant industry certification exam(s).
Description
Gain technical skills and obtain industry certification; increase your employability and become workforce-ready! This course bundles LPI Linux Essentials, CompTIA Network , and CompTIA Security . In Linux Essentials, you’ll learn the most popular open-source workplace applications, major components of Linux, the command line, system security, and the creation of simple scripts. CompTIA Network provides familiarity with computers and operating systems, networking technologies, security, cloud computing, virtualization, and disaster recovery. CompTIA Security provides a foundation for cybersecurity roles. Security emphasizes problem-solving skills for assessing organization security and monitoring environments. You’ll be prepared to identify, analyze, and respond to security incidents and events; you should also be prepared to pass the CompTIA Network and CompTIA Security certification exams.
Course Objectives
  1. Technical Career Exploration and Employability Skills:
    • Explore careers and identify skills, interests, values to align with preferences
    • Identify and troubleshoot network and connectivity problems
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate information and ideas
    • Use collaborative teamwork to work towards common goals
    • Outline plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work
    • Demonstrate the employability skills needed to be successful in the IT profession
  2. Linux Essentials 010-160:
    • Learn the operation and components of Linux desktops and servers
    • Recognize open source software, licensing, and applications
    • Configure networks, security, cloud services, storage, and devices
    • Create users and groups and set permissions and ownership
    • Use the command line and build simple automation scripts
  3. CompTIA Network+ N10-007:
    • Troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network devices
    • Establish basic network connectivity using all necessary protocols and best practices
    • Review and maintain network documentation
    • Identify network limitations and weaknesses
    • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of enterprise, cloud, and virtualization technologies
  4. CompTIA Security+ SY0-601:
    • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
    • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
    • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
    • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents
Outline of Instruction
  1. Technical Career Exploration and Employability Skills:
    1. Career Exploration
    2. Troubleshooting
    3. Communication Skills
    4. Problem Solving
    5. Teamwork/Collaboration
    6. Planning
    7. Organizational Skills
    8. Detail-Oriented
  2. Linux Essentials 010-160:
    1. Selecting an Operating System
    2. Understanding Software Licensing
    3. Investigating Linux’s Principles and Philosophy
    4. Using Common Linux Programs
    5. Getting to Know the Command Line
    6. Managing Hardware
    7. Managing Files
    8. Searching, Extracting, and Archiving Data
    9. Exploring Processes and Process Data
    10. Editing Files
    11. Creating Scripts
    12. Understanding Basic Security
    13. Creating Users and Groups
    14. Setting Ownership and Permissions
    15. Managing Network Connections
  3. CompTIA Network+ N10-007:
    1. Introduction
    2. Computer Network Fundamentals
    3. The OSI Reference Model
    4. Network Components
    5. Ethernet Technology
    6. IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
    7. Routing IP Packets
    8. Wide Area Networks (WANs)
    9. Wireless Technologies
    10. Network Optimization
    11. Command-Line Tools
    12. Network Management
    13. Network Security
    14. Network Policies and Best Practices
    15. Network Troubleshooting
  4. CompTIA Security+ SY0-601:
    1. Today' s Security Professional
    2. Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
    3. Malicious Code
    4. Social Engineering and Password Attacks
    5. Security Assessment and Testing
    6. Secure Coding
    7. Cryptography and the PKI
    8. Identity and Access Management
    9. Resilience and Physical Security
    10. Cloud and Virtualization Security
    11. Endpoint Security
    12. Network Security
    13. Wireless and Mobile Security
    14. Incident Response
    15. Digital Forensics
    16. Security Policies and Standards
    17. Risk Management and Privacy
Contact Hours
150
CEU's
15
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
CompTIA
Website URL
• CompTIA Network+ N10-007 - https://partners.comptia.org/docs/default-source/resources/network-n10-007-exam-objectives • CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 - https://partners.comptia.org/docs/default-source/resources/comptia-security-sy0-601-exam-objectives-(1-0)
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. CompTIA Network+ N10-007:
    • Troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network devices
    • Establish basic network connectivity using all necessary protocols and best practices
    • Review and maintain network documentation
    • Identify network limitations and weaknesses
    • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of enterprise technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies
  2. CompTIA Security+ SY0-601:
    • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
    • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
    • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
    • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Prior to course enrollment, students should have demonstrated knowledge and skills in alignment with the IT Support Technician program.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of at least 80% of course material taught.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills for employment-readiness or those who want to successfully prepare for the relevant industry certification exam(s).
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Network Technician, Network Support Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, Network Support Engineer
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
According to Burning Glass Technologies, Wake County has a very high demand for these job titles.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Network Technician
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Systems Support Specialist
  • Network Support Engineer
Related Courses
  • IT Support Technician - CTS-3255A2
Course Contact Information
Kobie Joyner
919-866-7213